Advice and Guidance Volunteer

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Advice and Guidance Volunteer

The Role:

This is our flagship volunteer role. You will lead one-to-one, advice and guidance appointments with clients and help them to navigate the UK job market and achieve their career aspirations. Support and training provided.

  • Searching and applying for jobs in a range of fields
  • CV and cover letter writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Familiarisation with UK workplace culture
  • Volunteering takes place on Wednesdays at Hammersmith between 10am – 5pm and on Thursdays at Hoxton and Clapham Junction between 10am – 5pm
  • Commitment is 3 - 6 months of regular volunteering (i.e. 2-4 appointments per month)
  • Previous UK work experience and knowledge of the UK job market.
  • All sectors are welcome but useful experience includes: Freelance work, HR, construction, accountancy, law, NHS, engineering, teaching, business, apprenticeships
  • Ability to act with compassion and adapt your approach to suit clients at various points in their journey to employment
  • Reliability, flexibility and problem-solving skills
  • Computer literate (MS Word and Email)
  • Fluent/native level of English
  • Beneficial: language skills (including Arabic, Farsi/Dari, Tigrinya, Amharic, Somali, Pashto, Tamil etc)

Get Involved

Volunteer with Breaking Barriers at our new Hammersmith Centre

Clapham Junction
John Morris Community Centre
164 ST John’s Hill,
SW11 1SW

Shoreditch | Hoxton
The Sundial Centre
11 Shipton St,
E2 7RU

Austin Forum, 
55 Fulham Palace Rd,
W6 8AU